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Connecting to MySQL: Yahoo!

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To connect from PHPRunner to the remote MySQL database stored at your Yahoo! account, follow the instructions below.

Step 1. Create a database administrator account

1. Log in to your account at

2. Click the Web Hosting Control Panel link.

3. Select Create & Update tab.

4. In the Other Site Building and Editing Tools section click the MySQL Database link.

5. Click the Database administrator link.

6. Enter a database administrator user name and password. yellowbulbNote: Choose a user name carefully, as you will not be able to change it later.

7. Click Submit.

Step 2. Install phpMyAdmin - database administration tool

1. Click the Install admin tool link.

2. Read General Public License Agreement and click I agree to These Terms.

3. Choose the site folder in which you'd like to install phpMyAdmin. Select an existing directory or create a new directory, then choose the corresponding Install phpMyAdmin link to begin the installation.

Congratulations! Your phpMyAdmin tool is now installed.

Step 3. Connect to a MySQL database

1. Start PHPRunner.

2. Select an existing project or create a new one. Click Next>>.

3. Select MySQL as a database type. Click Next>>.

4. Type mysql as a Host/Server Name, enter your database administrator user name and password.

5. Select the Connect using PHP check box and click Upload phprunner.php.

6. Configure built-in FTP client.

7. Click Upload! button. Wait while PHPRunner uploads phprunner.php file to your Yahoo! account, then click Close.

8. Click Connect.


9. To create a new database click New. After database is created, you will proceed to datasource tables page.

If you receive an error while creating a database, you should do that in phpMyAdmin. So proceed to the next step.

Step 4. Create a new MySQL database in phpMyAdmin

Congratulations! You have connected to the MySQL database. Now it is time to create/modify datasource tables.